Schools are being built on contaminated land, sparking protests from critics. Councils are facing a looming shortage of school places, prompting some to plan developments on polluted industrial sites. At present, new high schools are earmarked for former tips in both Manchester and Sheffield – with projects elsewhere also attracting controversy. In both cases, opponents fear the risk of potentially explosive gases as well as the exposure of harmful chemicals through the building process.
Young people who graduated and struggled to find work in the midst of the global financial slump may have started to wonder whether to go back to university to increase their chances of getting the graduate job they always dreamed of. Figures released last year showed that almost half of recent graduates are in non-graduate jobs, compared to just 39% before the recession hit.
r. Vivian Lee has resigned as the leader of University of Utah Health Care, just days after the resolution of a bitter fight over the future of the system’s cancer institute. In a statement released late Friday, the university’s president, David Pershing, said he had accepted Lee’s resignation as chief executive of the health system and dean of the university’s medical school. She will remain at the school as a professor of radiology.